Dr Tatsushi Arai is an associate professor of peacebuilding and conflict transformation at the School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute in Vermont, USA. He is also a visiting scholar at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution in Virginia and a research fellow at the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research in Hawaii. Previously, Dr Arai taught international relations at the National University of Rwanda in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide. As a trainer, mediator, and dialogue facilitator, he has led a number of conflict resolution workshops for civil society leaders, diplomats, military and peacekeeping personnel, and representatives of international organizations in different parts of the world, including South Asia, East Asia, the Middle East, the African Great Lakes, and North America.
Strait Talk: Youth-Led Civil Society Dialogues Across the Taiwan Strait., Asia Pacific Peace Studies Journal (2013)
Rebuilding Pakistan in the Aftermath of the Floods: Disaster Relief as Conflict Prevention., Journal of Peacebuilding and Development (2012)
Alternative Perspectives on Conflict History: On the Methodology of Peace Education and Dialogue, Waseda Journal of Law (2012)
Development Sensitivity for Reconciliation: Lessons Learned from Rwanda, Conflict Trends (2012)
Walls in International Affairs: Trends, Typology, and Functions. (with Eileen Babbitt, Kevin P. Clements, Sverre Lodgaard, and Chaiwat Satha-Anand), Peace and Policy (2012)
Creativity and Conflict Resolution: Alternative Pathways to Peace (Routledge: London, 2009) This book explores how...
Contributions to Books
Strait Talk: Activating Peace Potential in Youth-Led Civil Society Dialogues Across the Taiwan Strait, New Paradigms in Peace Research: The Asia-Pacific Context (2013)
Experiential Approaches to Conflict Transformation Tanning: Notes from Three Scholar-Practitioners (with Paula Green and John Ungerlider), International Education and Global Justice: Rethinking the Politics of Sustainability (2012)
Afterword: Reflecting on the Intersection of Art and Peacebuilding., Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict (2011)
Cultural Fluency, Conflicts Across Cultures (2006)
When the Waters of Culture and Conflict Meet, Conflicts Across Cultures (2006)
Policy paper submitted to various policy-oriented stakeholders in Japan, based on fieldwork conducted in Iwate...
Transforming Cultural Carriers of Chosen Traumas: The Case of the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo., Peacebuilding and Trauma Recovery: Integrated Strategies in Post-War Reconstruction, Conference Proceedings. (2007)
Selected Presentations Online
China-Japan Dialogue: Beyond the Territorial Dispute - A public seminar at the Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC (2013)
The seminar was co-facilitated by Tatsushi Arai and his Chinese colleague Zheng Wang to explore...
Transforming the War on Terror: Reflections on the Death of Osama bin Laden and the Future of Afghan-Pakistan-US Relations. (2011)
Speaker at Ted x SIT: Ideas into Action. Brattleboro, Vermont.